From the Alnwick Mercury, 1 April 1864 William the Lion’s Monument Rotten Row The old monument placed in the last century to indicate the spot on which William the Lion was taken prisoner, has been recently superseded by a more modern memorial. This is plain dwarf block of free stone, about feet by 3 feet, … Continue reading William the Lion
1. Before leaving home, study your trains, pack trunks the day before, don’t forget anything, and avoid hurry and excitement. 2. Look for rooms quietly, in a clean quiet street, or suburb, and see that the rooms are clean and airy. 3. Do nothing at all the first day. 4. Rise early every morning, soap … Continue reading Simple rules for seaside enjoyment
Sir,—Surveyors have been experimenting for years with sections of roads of different materials, and now it is announced that the Ministry of Transport is going to do the same. No doubt much new and valuable scientific data will be obtained, but is it necessary to wait for the result of future experiment when there is … Continue reading Settmakers and stoneworkers journal, October 1926
The Isolation Hospital was three miles south of Alnwick, and intended for treatment of Smallpox. It was jointly operated by Alnwick Urban and Rural District Councils, Amble, Belford and Rothbury. The World Health Organisation declared that Smallpox had been eradicated in 1980. Before that, there were two forms of the virus. Variola major was the … Continue reading Isolation Hospital
The Malcolm in question is Malcolm III (1031-1093), later nicknamed Malcolm Canmore, who ruled Scotland from 1058-1093. Malcolm’s father, Duncan was king of Scotland until 1040, when he was killed in battle fighting against Macbeth. Macbeth became king. At the time Malcom was only nine so he was sent away from Scotland for his own … Continue reading Why was Malcolm cross?